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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Upper GI bleed: Tail of pancreas cancers rarely cause pain. Rather as they grow they obstruct the venous output from the spleen from blood feeding the spleen via the ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Consult with: a gastroenterologist and surgical oncologist for their opinions.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Schwartz
45 years experience Surgical Oncology
Untreated, 1-2 years: Pancreatic cancer can only be staged after surgery- information provided by a pathologist is necessary to assign a stage. If you have what appears to ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Solhjem
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
You can be cured!: Stage i pancreas cancer can be cured! but, surgery is a must! if you don't have surgery, it will become life-threatening within months to a few year ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it would: CT scan of the abdomen is a reliable to test to check for Cancer of the Pancreas. So you do not have to think too much about this as a source of your ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Ignore this stuff: Amanda, being health conscious is great but obsessing over cancers that are vanishingly rare at your age does no good to anyone. Acinar cell carcinoma ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Wilson
45 years experience General Surgery
Snuff does cause ca.: Snuff or any form of cmokeless tobacco does cause cancers of the lip, mouth, and tongue. I don't think it will cause pancreatic cancer, but it would ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Itching of the skin may represent retained bile salts caused by blockage of the common bile duct. An evaluation by your doctor is advisable. Thanks fo ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
12 years experience Family Medicine
See your doc: It's tough to diagnose skin problems with words... it's best to see them in person. Is there a chance that these are areas where you could have bruis ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Possible: (MRCP) an exam uses magnetic resonance imaging to visualize the biliary and pancreatic ducts in a non-invasive manner. It is used to determine if gall ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Probable viral: Pancreas cancer starts out as an intraductal lesion similar to breast DTIC (dacarbazine). It smolders within the ductal system for 15-20 yrs before f ... Read More

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